Blog // Shuttersmack

found on the beach

post by leslie

Oh what a weekend! We went up north for my Fall Mini Sessions (you should REALLY join us next year!) and had a ball.

I photographed a bunch of families in the woods and on cliffs and on the beach, and one morning I stumbled upon this cute little leaf covered in droplets that I shot between family sessions.

I have so, so many photos to share (especially from Lucy’s and I’s journey to the EFA), but I need to unpack and catch up on email. Just know there are some real treasures headed here soon.


post by leslie and lucy

As mentioned yesterday, the two of us went up to the North Shore on Monday, and we have so many beautiful photos from our hikes in the woods! Today it’s all about the water droplets after the rain. Enjoy!

19 hours of bliss

post by leslie

Lucy and I escaped to the Encampment Forest Association on the North Shore for less than 24 hours on Monday. We have been dying to explore this area for years, and we were so lucky to finally get the chance.

I suspect we have at least a week’s worth of photos to share with you, but taking a day off during my busy season indeed has consequences, and I really need to dig into a huge pile of work right now.

So in the meantime, I’ll leaveĀ  you with this glimpse of the most gorgeous forest I have yet to see in Minnesota. This was the view from my bed when I woke up Tuesday morning.

More later, I promise.

hold them close

post by leslie

Love them as fiercely as you can. You never know what’s around the corner.

lemme get you a discount!

post by leslie

I think you all know by now how much I love my photo albums. If you are going to TAKE photos, you need to print them out somewhere! It’s so much better to hold them in your hand.

I was talking about this over on Instagram this week, and I mentioned that I get all my printed gifts from Pinhole Press (they are my fave), and they gave me a discount to share with all my clients! So if you would like your own photo album or calendar or darling little memory game for your kiddos, you can get 20% off your order until October 23 if sign up for my newsletter right quick (I’ll send the code out this afternoon).

In the meantime, here are some of my favorite albums. I do one each year at Ezra’s birthday so we can remember things in order (since I’m horrible at dating actual photo prints).

And for your internet shares of the day:

+ A lovely dress for holiday parties.

+ Candy wrappers made for origami!

+ Stop judging moms.